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Topic: Benefits Healthcare

What States Have Pay Transparency Laws?
Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish| July 12, 2023

**This blog is updated regularly as states or other jurisdictions pass new laws.** Many jurisdictions are passing laws to protect and enforce pay...

How and When to Calculate Overtime Pay
Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak| July 5, 2023

Do you have hourly employees who exceed the 40-hour work week? If so, they need to be paid overtime! With the Department of Labor issuing new...

Adding a Newborn to Your Insurance Coverage
Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak| June 27, 2023

While having a new baby brings so much joy to parents, it can also bring some stressors! Ensuring that their baby is covered under health insurance...

Is Time Off for Federal Holidays Legally Required?
Picture of Aidan Farrish Aidan Farrish| June 14, 2023

There are many federal holidays, including Labor Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, New Year’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and more. Many...

When Do Deductibles Reset?
Picture of Katie Shpak Katie Shpak| June 6, 2023

Some organizations renew health plans mid-year, which could cause worry among employees regarding their deductible timeline. There could be concern...

FAQ: Answering Your Top 10 Questions About HSAs
Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne| April 4, 2023

HSAs have become increasingly popular over the last decade, and for good reason. They are an excellent investment tool that can be used to pay for...

Maximizing the Benefits of HSA Triple Tax Advantage: An HR Guide
Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne| March 2, 2023

HSAs are a fantastic way to optimize your spending on medical expenses. They allow you to put aside money to be used on qualified expenses with...

President Biden’s State of the Union Calls for Paid Leave Improvements
Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne| February 21, 2023

In his State of the Union address, President Biden called for improved paid parental leave to better support working parents. This echoes his message...

What Are the Different Healthcare Options for SMBs?
Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne| February 10, 2023

Healthcare in the United States can feel overwhelming and complex. Between deductibles, copays, and in-network providers, it can be difficult for...

What Is a Dependent Care FSA and How Does It Work?
Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis| January 30, 2023

As the cost of living continues to rise around the country, many employees—especially those caring for family members—are looking for ways to...